The presents are wrapped, the home is decorated… but you forgot the stocking stuffers? No need to worry, here are great last-minute stocking stuffer ideas for under $20!
- CVS: CVS makes a great one-stop-shop for affordable, last-minute stocking stuffer ideas. Delight the little ones with small toys, sweet treats, and more—and right now when you buy one, get one 50% off on select premium candy!
- Michaels: Treat the kiddos to fun stocking stuffers from everyone’s favorite craft store, like these confetti crayons or adorable dinosaur knit mittens. From now through December 19, get 20% off all regularly priced purchases with code 20MADEBYYOU, along with free in-store and curbside pickup!
- Huggers Sloth Stuffed Animal ($12.99): This sweet little 8” stuffed sloth is always up for a hug, or a trip around town. It snaps securely and easily to an arm, backpack, or stroller for on-the-go snuggles.
- VTech Drop & Go Dump Truck ($14.99 – Kohl’s): OK, maybe this is too large to fit into a stocking, but it’s a great gift for little ones, and at a fantastic price point, too. This colorful truck makes sounds and plays music, and lets kids explore movement, sound, colors, and counting.
- Paw Patrol Action Figure ($4.97) at Walmart: This collectible comes with one of the Action Pack Pups and two different clip-on uniforms, providing for plenty of fun pretend play.
- Snow Pets ($4.99) at Amazon: Kids pour water into this snowball and then squeeze to reveal which of eight snowy pets is hidden inside.
- Smashers Dino Ice Age Surprise 8-Pack ($9.99) at Target: What’s the holiday season without someone breaking stuff? Kids smash open these eight small dino eggs to see what collectible coolness lays inside.
- Oosh Hairy Slime (Set of 2 for $11.99) at Amazon: Ewww! This set of two containers of slime contains bugs and hair (no, not real) for maximum grossness. Comes in bright blue, green or orange.
- Beyblade Burst Rise Hypersphere Apocalypse Blade Set ($14.98) at Walmart: Add to their Beyblade collection with a sword-themed launcher, so they’ll be armed and dangerous for their next beybattle.
- Basket Bounce Mini Action Game ($4.99) at Hasbro: Compete with a sibling or play solo—it’s all about using the flick of a finger to swish the tiny ball into the basket.
Stocking Stuffers for Tweens and Teens
- Bliss Eye Got This: Holographic Foil Eye Mask ($4.19) at CVS: Beauty-obsessed teens will love these vegan, cruelty-free holographic eye masks for the sparkly selfies alone.
- Velvet Tie Dye Hair Scrunchie Set ($12) at Urban Outfitters: Get them a set of five stylish tie dye scrunchies for their hair, wrists or trading with friends.
- SMOKO Unicorn Night Light ($11.95) at Amazon: This 5” tall battery-operated night light comes in white, yellow, pink and purple, with a LED bulb that lasts for approximately 100,000 hours.
- Cameo Personalized Greeting ($20 and up): Athletes, actors and TikTok stars are all ready to make a personalized greeting for a price. If a teen you know is a big fan of a celeb or team, see if they’re available to record something, just for them.
- Snapstyle Printable Mask (Set of 4, $17.99) at Amazon: They can customize their own unique masks by using their phone to take a photo, turning the photo into a mask online (and trying it on virtually), then printing and assembling.
Family-Friendly Board Games Under $20
- Strike ($19.99) at Target: This is a classic dice game where players can either push their luck or play it safe.
- Ages 8+, 2-6 players
- Poetry for Neanderthals ($19.99) at Target: From the zany minds who brought us Exploding Kittens comes their latest game. It’s a bit like charades where your teammates have to guess a word you’ve drawn on a card. You do get to speak (so long as it’s only one-syllable words), and you may get smacked with a bat if you blow it.
- Five Crowns ($9.97) at Amazon: A few of my friends with kids in a range of ages told me this game is a crowd-pleaser in their homes. Bonus: it even features a solitaire version for the only children (or the ones sick of their siblings).
- Ages 8+, 1-7 players
- Hocus Pocus Board Game ($19.99) at Target: A simple collaborative (aka no fighting!) board game based on the beloved Disney film, with players working together to stop the witches before the sun rises.
- Ages 8+, 2-6 players
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